[Haskell-cafe] Re: Efficient parallel regular expressions

Johannes Waldmann waldmann at imn.htwk-leipzig.de
Wed Nov 5 07:25:25 EST 2008

using strings (inside a program) to represent structured data
is wrong (*). 

of course you need strings for interfacing the "outside" world, 
but the microsecond they get on the inside,
they should be tokenized and parsed away
into something useful (= an abstract syntax tree).
(*) corollary: 
using strings to represent regular expressions is also wrong...

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